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Padi Rescue Diver Course

The Padi Rescue course is for serious divers with plenty of dive experience.
This course is intensive and will test your diving abilities, your physical stamina and your mental attitude.
Students often say that this is the most difficult but rewarding course they have ever taken.
Please see below if you do not already have a suitable First Aid qualification.

We are professional dive educators. Auston has been teaching for over 25 years and Terry, our lead Instructor, has over 2,000 registered students with Padi.

  • Padi eLearning is used for this course.
  • Our course fee includes all extra gear needed for the course.
  • Confined water and 2 boat dives.
  • First Aid with CPR is a prerequisite.
  • We need a minimum of 2 divers for this course.
  • Please plan ahead and book your course well in advance.

Course Content

  • Academic Study - completed on-line in your own time prior to arriving on island.
  • Review of eLearning.
  • Confined water session in shallow ocean.
  • A full morning on the boat.
  • We have an information sheet available. Please ask us.

More Detail

Study Manual - This will take around you 5 hours or so, completed using our eLearning classroom. You will also have access to the Padi Rescue Manual on-line in the future. Your fee for this is payable to Padi. You sign up through us and we give a reduced price from our regular rate.

Study Review - With our Instructor. A chance to discuss anything you are unsure of and cover the standards for the course.

Confined Water scenarios - A full morning off the beach. Lots of new skills to learn and you will find this very tiring but very rewarding.

Open Water scenarios - A full morning on our boat. Two rescue scenarios for you to practice your skills in the open ocean.

What you need to know

  • Mimimum of Advanced Open Water certification required. (Does not need to be "Padi").
  • Minimum age 12 yrs.
  • First Aid with CPR qualification is a prerequisite.
  • This course is physically and mentally challenging.
  • We require a minimum of two students for this course.

Performance Based Learning

Timing- The course moves at your pace. We spend plenty of time in shallow water developing a new skillset in order to perform "self rescue" and assist other divers.

Standards - This is a challenging but very rewarding course. Even if you do not completely pass the course you will have a much better understanding of rescue management and more importantly, your own limitations.

Protect yourself from the sun

Warning - The confined water section of this course takes place from the beach.
You will need a long sleeve rash guard and a hat that you don't mind getting wet. We spend a lot of time on the surface during this course.

Emergency First Response Primary and Secondary Care Course

  • The course covers all the requirements prior to Rescue Diver.
  • There is a self study workbook and a DVD followed by around 4 - 5 hours of "hands on" training.
  • For training we have the latest CPR mannequins with audible and visual rate indicators along with an AED trainer with full voice prompts. This ensures a very realistic training experience.

Other Equivalent Courses

If you are thinking of this course as a prerequisite to your Rescue Diver, please be aware that there are many equivalent courses (Red Cross, AHA, local paramedic centers etc) that you can take at home which will meet this requirement and save your vacation time.

Please note that "Online only" First Aid courses DO NOT meet these requirements (despite what you read on the interweb).

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